St. Louis U Faculty votes No Confidence in Biondi

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

The St. Louis University Faculty Senate today voted overwhelmingly in favor of a vote of No Confidence in SLU President Fr. Lawrence Biondi.

The vote was 51 for, 4 against, and 2 abstaining.

This is a largely symbolic measure; it doesn’t remove Biondi, but it does send a message to the Board of Trustees, who could fire him.

While debating the vote, many faculty members expressed worry over what would happen if they voted “No Confidence.” Political Science Professor Tim Lomparis says that’s part of the problem.

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